A2LA is a private, non-profit membership organization, established in 1978. Its primary mission is to provide a comprehensive laboratory accreditation programs. Over 1850 laboratories have been accredited in 11 fields of testing and calibration. Laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and field-specific requirements developed with government and industry. A2LA also offers programs for accreditation of inspection bodies (ISO/IEC 17020), proficiency testing providers (ILAC G13), reference material producers (ISO/IEC Guide 34), and bodies operating product certification systems (ISO/IEC Guide 65). A2LA operates in accordance with ISO 17011 General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies and is an International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Signatory (has been peer evaluated). A2LA offers both class room and custom customer site training programs related to laboratory accreditation. Information on laboratory accreditation programs, training and membership can be found on our web site.